Scientists in Iceland fear that small earthquakes they are detecting indicates that a volcano eruption is imminent, reports The Guardian.
The culprit this time, however, is unlikely to be Eyjafjallajokull, the volcano that caused trans-Atlantic traffic chaos last year and ultimately cost the airline industry $2 billion.
Unfortunately, this volcano is much bigger. Volcano Katla last erupted in 1918, spewing ash for a month and blocking out the sun. Crops and livestock died. Now a new eruption is way overdue, and recent magnitude -4 earthquake indicates it’s on its way.
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